You may remember the first half of our interview series at Donne’s Travel World in the Washington Times – this was journalist Andrea Poe’s interview with Shelley, that focused on home exchanges.
Now, the second half has been published – Keith’s interview, about traveling on a budget. The article covers topics such as frequent flyer programs and associated credit cards; researching travel on the web; local transport; and packing light – as well as inspiration for the book and whether Keith has always traveled inexpensively.
Andrea also asked a great question considering our topic of traveling extremely low-cost:
Has there ever been a time when you took the cheap option only to find you should have spent more?”
Keith: “I like to save money, but will be the first to admit it is not always better to take the less expensive alternative. One particular example that I can think of when I took the cheap option but should have spent more was the first time I was traveling in Costa Rica. I had ten days for this trip. When I needed to get from the capital of San Jose to Puerto Jimenez I decided to take the bus for like $10 instead of paying the $60 for a flight.The bus ride itself was fine, and I remember meeting some nice, friendly locals along the way. But it took up my entire day when a flight could have gotten me there in an hour, which would have made much better use of my precious ten days in the country.”
Shelley and Keith